Politics

Past event

Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama

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Wed, Jun 22 2016 - 6:30pm

Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama
In conversation with Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell (Ret.), Chair, Santa Clara County Jail Commission; Former Independent Police Auditor, City of San Jose Read more »

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William Kristol: Where Is the Republican Party Headed?

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Tue, Jun 21 2016 - 12:00pm

William Kristol, Editor, The Weekly Standard; Political Commentator and Columnist
Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution—Moderator Read more »

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Senator Barbara Boxer: The Art of Tough

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Mon, Jun 20 2016 - 12:00pm

Barbara Boxer, U.S. Senator (D-California); Author, The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life; Twitter
Mary Marcy, President, Dominican University of California—Moderator

This event is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

"One goal of this memoir is to inspire people to fight for change. It takes what I call the 'art of tough,' and I've had to do it all my life." —Senator Barbara Boxer Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour 6/15/16

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Wed, Jun 15 2016 - 6:30pm

Joe Garofoli, Senior Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter  
Barbara Marshman, Editorial Page Editor, The Mercury News; Twitter  
Debra J. Saunders, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; "Token Conservative" Blogger, sfgate.com; Twitter  

Join us for a rare Wednesday-night Week to Week! Read more »

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Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

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Mon, Jun 6 2016 - 6:30pm

Antonio Villaraigosa, Former Mayor of Los Angeles (2005-2013); Fellow at Harvard University; Twitter
Russlynn Ali, CEO, XQ Institute—Moderator Read more »

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The “Un-Trump”? Republican Duf Sundheim Runs for U.S. Senate

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Mon, May 23 2016 - 6:30pm

Duf Sundheim, Mediator; Chair, California Republican Party, 2003-07
Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution—Moderator Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour 5/16/16

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Mon, May 16 2016 - 6:30pm

Mark Z. Barabak, Political Writer, Los Angeles Times; Twitter
Bill Whalen, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Twitter  

We'll explore the biggest, most controversial, and sometimes the surprising political issues with expert commentary by panelists who are smart, are civil, and have a good sense of humor. Join our panelists for informative and engaging commentary on political and other major news, audience discussion of the week’s events, and our live news quiz! Read more »

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Willie Brown: Annual Commonwealth Club Lecture

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Wed, May 11 2016 - 6:30pm

Willie Brown, Former Mayor, San Francisco; Former Speaker, California State Assembly

Former San Francisco Mayor Brown will give his annual lecture on national and regional political trends. A two-term mayor of San Francisco, legendary speaker of the California State Assembly, and widely regarded as one of the most influential African-American politicians of the late 20th century, Brown has been at the center of California politics, government and civic life for an astonishing four decades.

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Presidential Politics in a Divided America

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Wed, May 4 2016 - 7:00pm

Terri Bimes, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Research, Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley
Jack Glaser, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
Mary Marcy, Ph.D., President, Dominican University of California; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors – Moderator Read more »

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